Charities Update

We support a number of charities throughout the year and over the festive season TRAC staff raised more than £750 for charitable causes.

The Giving Tree

Our staff always enjoy donating gifts to The Giving Tree. This is the 8th year we have contributed to the appeal which is run by Instant Neighbour and supported by Chevron. In 2015, we saw generous donations with TRAC matching the total to buy lots of gifts!

The Giving Tree delivers around 6,000 gifts to families in the North East who can’t afford presents for their children on Christmas day. We hope that these gifts helped put smiles on many faces!

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Some of our staff with the Giving Tree gifts

Samaritans Purse Appeal
Some of our staff filled shoe boxes with toys and gifts for the Samaritans Purse appeal which distributed more than 42,000 boxes to places like Mozambique.

Movember
In November, we raised an impressive £520 for the Movember men’s health campaign – well done to our participants who grew moustaches for this worthy cause!

Transition Extreme Sponsorship
We also became proud sponsors of Transition Extreme this year – a modern social enterprise and charity which uses urban sports to engage the local youth population.

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Transition Extreme Sponsorship Banner

Offshore Europe 2015

TRAC exhibited at Offshore Europe from
8-11 September 2015.

We are always pleased to exhibit at one of the largest Oil & Gas events in the world, and have done so now for many years.

At the show we met with many current and prospective clients, discussing our service capabilities. Although the focus was on North Sea Operations it was a good opportunity to talk about TRAC’s regional offices in Brasil and Australia.

Our Services:

Rope Access

Engineering Support

Inspection & Testing

Remote Inspection

Marine Class Survey & Repair

Mechanical & Electrical

Rigging & Lifting

Fabric Maintenance

Fire Protection Systems

Training

We shared recent news and developments, showcasing our latest innovations with demonstrations of Phased Array and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV).

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Paul McLean demonstrating Phased Array Techniques

Our ROV capabilities include the approved utilisation of Mini ROV’s to carry out water ballast tank inspection and thickness measurements to meet class requirements.

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Richard Allison demonstrating our ROV to some clients

Despite current market conditions, the general feeling at the show was more optimistic than expected. We feel it was one of the most successful shows we have exhibited at as a company.

Our Champagne Reception held on the Wednesday was once again well received by guests.

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Champagne Reception on the stand

We have already been following up on many positive leads from key decision makers who came along to see us. Overall, we feel it was a great event delivered by a team effort from TRAC staff. If you couldn’t make it to our stand at the show, please contact us to find out more. oilandgas.marketing@trac.com

Brasil Offshore 2015

TRAC Petróleo e Gás LTDA was pleased to exhibit at the recent Brasil Offshore 2015 exhibition in Macaé – the heart of Brasil’s
Oil & Gas industry.

We have exhibited at a number of events in Brasil since 2013 including OTC Brasil and Rio Oil & Gas. Last year we made a commitment to the Brasilian economy, setting up permanent office and training premises in Macaé with a workforce comprised of over 90% Brasilian citizens.

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TRAC’s office and training premises in Macaé, Brasil

Brasil Offshore 2015 was an excellent opportunity to celebrate the continued success of our established presence and operations in Brasil.

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TRAC’s Gordon Cook, Ruben Mateus, Rohanna Dias and Wilian Velozo on the Stand

We were pleased to share stand space with our partners EDRA and successfully met our wider objectives for the event. These included; continuing to raise awareness of TRAC in Brasil as a local service provider, sharing our latest news and developments, speaking to prospective and current clients. We also had the opportunity to showcase TRAC’s capabilities as a supplier delivering Best in Class performance achieving innovative, efficient and cost saving results.

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TRAC and EDRA staff together on the Stand

During the exhibition, we announced a recent contract award. TRAC will be working with Consórcio Integra Offshore to provide Rope Access, Inspection, Repair and Maintenance services to their end client Petrobras. This positive news along with the other contracts we hold place our Brasilian operations strongly, contributing significantly to TRAC’s global turnover figure.

‘No Time to Lose’ Campaign

TRAC has signed a pledge to take action as part of the IOSH championed ‘No Time to Lose’ campaign, working with the industry to raise awareness and beat occupational cancer.

An estimated 86% of malignant melanoma cases in the UK are linked to UV radiation from the sun.

The aim is to assist our Field Technicians with the issue of protection whilst exposed to the sun. Specific PPE with UV protection has been issued, risk assessments conducted and written heat management & action plans created. Awareness has been raised through our monthly safety campaigns, all as part of the measures to protect exposed skin – normally the neck area.

Technical Update Event

TRAC held an event demonstrating the latest NDT Inspection Technologies and Advancements on 3rd & 4th June 2015.

Several key suppliers came to exhibit alongside TRAC, demonstrating the latest products, techniques and services, sharing expertise and discussing common industry issues and offering solutions.

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Clients speaking to exhibitors at the event

Presentations were delivered by each supplier, showing the principles behind the most
up-to-date equipment and techniques available.

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One of the many presentations given as part of the event programme

TRAC has recently invested in Advanced Ultrasonics, Non-Intrusive Inspection and ROV Inspection capabilities, all of which were on display and demonstrated at the event. We will be continuing our commitment to innovation with any new products and services representing the cost savings and efficiencies that our clients are looking for.

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TRACs Allan Robertson holding one of our ROVs with UT Thickness Gauge

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Advanced Ultrasonic Demo

TRAC Operations Director, Gordon Cook comments;

“It was positive to see so many potential and existing customers come along to find out more about TRAC. This two day event focused on our NDT and Inspection capabilities, highlighting our current and future service developments. We now look forward to progressing enquiries received about these innovative services.”